In an effort to address a major health issue across the country and right here in our community – childhood obesity – the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Crouse Hospital to expand nutrition education activities at Hughes School. Wegmans is also participating in the school-year program with food donations.
The grant provides funding for a monthly after-school program to educate parents and children on how to move in the direction of better eating, specifically by using portion control and adding more fruits and vegetables into their daily diet.
The first "Healthy Habits at Hughes" program was held Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Hughes School. The family cooking class began with a presentation from Registered Dietitian Heather Neely, a member of Crouse's Outpatient Wellness Service.
Crouse Executive Chef Todd Corcoran (left) outfitted two sous chefs, Jada and Thorne (right in photo), and began the cooking demonstration.
Six families (18 people in all), including the Kelly family, feasted on herb-roasted chicken, coated in corn flakes and yogurt), brown rice and green beans oregano, with fresh apples for “dessert."